Photocatalytic degradation of ciprofloxacin drug utilizing novel PVDF/polyaniline/ lanthanum strontium manganate@Ag composites


  • Swayam Aryam BEHERA Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering and Technology (ITER), Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan, Deemed to be university, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, 751030, India
  • Ali AMANAT Department of New Materials and Nanotechnology, National University of Science and Technology MISiS, Moscow, Russia
  • P. Ganga Raju ACHARY Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering and Technology (ITER), Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan, Deemed to be university, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, 751030, India



PVDF, LMSO, Polyaniline, Photocatalysis, Drug reduction


Poly (vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) is the first-choice ferroelectric support or membrane material. The lanthanum strontium manganite (LSMO) is a well-known electrode material in the class of the solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) materials. A set of four polymer composites PVDF-LSMO-PANI(5.0 wt%) with different amount of silver doping were fabricated with the silver nitrate and reducing agent. The characterization of these four novel PVDF based composites were characterized by the XRD, FTIR, SEM, UV-Visible DRS. The present communication highlights: (I) the effect of PANI in the PVDF-LSMO-PANI (PLP) composites towards the photocatalytic degradation of ciprofloxacin drug. (II) the effect of Ag doping in the Ag-PVDF-LSMO-PANI (Ag-PLP) composites towards the photocatalytic degradation of ciprofloxacin drug. It is observed that the incorporation of PANI in PVDF-LSMO and Ag in PVDF-LSMO-PANI polymer ceramic composites showed enhanced photocatalytic degradation of ciprofloxacin in the irradiation of visible radiation. The plausible separation of photo-generated e- hole pairs (e- and h+) carried on by charge migration kind of mechanism is being studied here to understand the improved photocatalytic activity of Ag-PVDF-LSMO-PANI composites.


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How to Cite

S. A. . BEHERA, A. AMANAT, and P. G. R. . ACHARY, “Photocatalytic degradation of ciprofloxacin drug utilizing novel PVDF/polyaniline/ lanthanum strontium manganate@Ag composites”, J Met Mater Miner, vol. 34, no. 1, p. 1896, Dec. 2023.



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